For some time we have been witnessing that some eligible voters do not use their rights of voting during elections and after the results are out, they repent about the constitution of the government. So far the voting percentage has been 50 to 60% of the eligible voters who are about 65% of the inhabitants in the Country. It means that about 40% of the public exercise their voting rights and that 40% is further divided into various political parties/independents. If this is further divided to get a party having the largest seats, the representation goes down further and in result, the minority of the voters get the right to decide who will run the government. Here, the question of compulsory voting becomes relevant. If all of the eligible voters exercise their franchise, hope that a government with the majority back-up may rise. There may be some problems for some voters on account of their medical problems or they may not be near their voting booths at the time of the election due to their pre-occupation. For them, the Election Commission can arrange on-line voting or voting booth of their convenience.

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  • Re: Compulsory Voting

    by » 5 years ago


    Voting should be made compulsory . But options should be given like E- Voting, a second chance for voting and virtual voting.

     


  • Re: Compulsory Voting

    by » 5 years ago


    Public should be made aware of voting. They should be taught about the strength of vote.


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  • Re: Compulsory Voting

    by » 5 years ago


    Making voting compulsory is not democratic since one cannot force things..However, more awareness is needed and encouragement like being able to cast their votes online etc should be looked into. Giving a holiday is not the best option since many office goers go on holiday raher than wait to cast their vote..


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  • Re: Compulsory Voting

    by » 5 years ago


    As awareness and importance of the vale of one's vote increase we are observing increased voting percentages. Rural voters seem to be voting more than urban voters. The e-voting facility should be made more widespread and may become popular and also help reduce load on voting booths. It may also induce the pampered and lazy city voter to vote.-


  • Re: Compulsory Voting

    by » 5 years ago


    Democracy ensures dignity and promotes freedom to the citizens. Besides spreading awareness about the importance of exercising franchise in a Democratic set up, some alternative ways like e-Voting can be tried.

     


  • Re: Compulsory Voting

    by » 5 years ago


    Compulsory voting is undemocratic. Many may not like to vote for any available candidate. That is why NOTA has been introduced. People should be encouraged to vote but this should be by persuasion rather than compulsion. If I am compelled to vote against my will, most probably, I shall vote NOTA, which serves no purpose.   


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  • Re: Compulsory Voting

    by » 5 years ago


    Gujarat has passed a compulsory voting bill for stae bodies elections but it is still not notified. Fines and jail sentences have been proposed for failure to vote.


  • Re: Compulsory Voting

    by » 5 years ago


    vijay wrote:

    Gujarat has passed a compulsory voting bill for stae bodies elections but it is still not notified. Fines and jail sentences have been proposed for failure to vote.

    But this tantamount to violation of Democratic norms.

     


  • Re: Compulsory Voting

    by » 5 years ago


    Please tell your favourite party .


  • Re: Compulsory Voting

    by » 5 years ago


    Let's deal with strictly with the Subject of the thread.

     


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